"Month-by-month photos of sample beds will inspire you to try this method."
—Dale Langford, Rocky Mountain News
, May 27, 2006 (Denver Rocky Mountain News
"This book's photographs, and the sense of time they embody, will make any gardener weep with gratification and envy."
—Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times
, June 5, 2005 (The New York Times
"A manifesto on how Lloyd combines plants to keep his garden borders glorious from April through October and through the winter ... Take inspiration from Lloyd's vast experience and Jonathan Buckley's splendid photographs."
, May 29, 2005 (Chicago Tribune
Most gardeners want their borders to be interesting and colorful over a long season, even year-round if winters are not too severe. With this book, Christopher Lloyd shows how he chooses and orchestrates plants so that the borders always look their best. Once having covered the principles of succession planting, Lloyd explores the ingredients necessary to ensure continuously lively borders---from anchor plants and permanent perennials to drop-in plants and self-sowers. Packed with fresh ideas and practical advice for every season, Succession Planting contains all the information you need to create brilliantly successful year-round planting schemes.